The Membership and Foundation Seminar was a tremendous benefit for those in attendance. Many attendees attested to such as they provided "take away" comments and compliments at the end. The engagement of the attendees was fabulous. Those who attended left with the knowledge and skills necessary to grow their club membership and increase support for doing good in the world and supporting the efforts to eradicate polio through the Rotary Foundation. About 60 members from over 20 clubs met at Tyler's First Christian Church for the event.  

PDG and District Rotary Foundation Chair Ted Huffhines was joined by PDG Pamela Stewart from Louisiana and PDG Allen Morgan from Arkansas, both Zone officers for The Rotary Foundation, to lead the four Foundation breakouts. PDG Lee Montgomery led the Membership seminar classes with the students teaching each other.
Paul Harris Society members were recognized for their faithful generosity.
From left to right: Louraiseal McDonald, DG Jim Finstrom, Beth Blaisdell, Linda Sartor, Karen Maines, PDG Bill Hedges, PDG Fay J Durrant, Jerry Porter, Danny Carpenter, PDG Ted Huffhines


 Immediate Past District Governor Judy Guthrie recognized the 20 clubs that earned the prestigious Rotary International Presidential Citation. District Governor Jim Finstrom presented PDG Judy with the District's second place certificate for membership growth in Zone 31 for the last Rotary year. Longview-Greggton's President Karen Maines was recognized for her outstanding Polio Plus article that appeared in the Longview News Journal on World Polio Day, October 24. A special thanks to South Tyler Rotary's President Jeff Johnston whose restaurant provided the continental breakfast and Chick-Fil-A lunch. ( Please view all the pictures taken at the event on the District Photo Album Page)

Yours in Rotary Service,

PDG and Membership Chair Lee Montgomery and PDG, VG, and Foundation Chair Ted Huffhines